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3 Ways You Can Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

Do you ever question when exactly condensation goes from a mild inconvenience to a threat to your health? While you don’t need to be alarmed about a few drops of condensation on your windows, it is important to know the risks of letting condensation turn into mould and mildew.

Inhaling mould and mildew can cause an allergic reaction, with symptoms ranging from sneezing and a runny nose to a skin rash. It is also particularly bad for those with asthma, as mould can be a cause of asthma attacks. 

You should take action to reduce the amount of condensation in your home before it turns into mould and mildew. Follow our advice so that condensation doesn’t become a bigger problem in your home.

Get your ventilation right

Ventilation is crucial to preventing condensation from forming in your home. Your home needs a constant source of air to prevent condensation from forming. Therefore, it is beneficial to regularly open your windows.

Bathrooms and kitchens are the most humid rooms in the house. If you’ve noticed your mirror mist up when taking a bath or shower, it is because of condensation. Likewise, kitchens can get extra humid when you are cooking or washing up.

Because of this, you should take extra care to open windows when showering, bathing, cooking and washing up.

An open window

Use your washing line

Sometimes using your washing line can feel a little old school. Regardless, it is still one of the best ways to reduce the risk of condensation forming. 

Make the most of the remaining dry days this year by pegging out your washing and you should notice a difference in condensation on your windows. 

Using radiators to dry clothes is a definite mistake when it comes to avoiding condensation. The moisture from the damp clothes is released into the air, increasing humidity. Unfortunately, tumble dryers can be a cause of condensation too.

Clothes on a washing line

Be consistent with your heating

Condensation occurs when there is a chemical reaction of humid air hitting a cold surface. Therefore, your heating should not be adjusted to come on at different times of the day. Instead, it should be set to a consistent low temperature all day and every day to combat this reaction.

A thermostat

If you feel you are already following this guidance and condensation is still becoming a problem in your home, the issue may be with your windows. Many households experience this issue more if they have single glazed windows, rather than double or triple glazing. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Trent Valley Windows who can talk you through your best options in order to minimise the threat of condensation.

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